Serious Voice NY Rap Queen talks with Refocused TV after showcasing her film documentary at Brooklyn College.
Serious Voice is a female rapper/singer who brings a heavy dose of hip hop, laced with new school and old school tones. Classified as an inspirational rapper, Serious is often told she sounds and favors Grammy Winning artists Remy Ma and Missy Elliott, but Serious is just a different brand of artist once you partake in the “experience”. The award-winning rapper recently captured the attention of Sway Calloway of Sway in The Morning and was given the opportunity to freestyle live for him at the 2017 SXSW in Austin TX. Serious Voice was also showcased in national publication ESSENCE MAGAZINE for her versatility. In March 2016, her music video for Thirsty, which has garnered thousands of hits, was showcased at the largest music stage in Texas, SXSW, via the Wix which was attended by tens of thousands.
Serious knew from the age of 12 that she was created to rap. She didn’t know how things would work out, but kept working on her craft.
She was 21 years old, on missionary work in Johannesburg, South Africa and was asked by a Deacon from her home church to perform at an evangelical concert. After giving up on her gift, she was very reluctant, but was obedient. That day Serious impacted many, the wheel-chaired bound, despondent and depressed were delivered and many set free and she knew that she could not turn back.
After her missionary work was complete, she headed home to record Y.E.S.(Yielding Entirely To The Savior), a song that took many locals in the New York Tri-state area by storm in 2000.Then in 2009 she felt the very strong urge to take her music to the next level and began to seek out better producers, management and the like.
In 2011 she signed a deal with Holywood Records, a Florida based label. During that year she auditioned for the Staten Island Gospel Fest and became a finalist and was honored to minister to folks from across the tri-state area. That same year, coordinators at WIADCA, a secular Caribbean organization that organizes the annual labor day parade invited Serious as the first female Christian rapper to perform on the Brooklyn Museum stage for the WIADCA GospelFest.
Serious released Are You Serious Vol 1 in January 2012. The mixtape was available on all major Christian hip hop sites and prominent Mixtape site Datpiff, garnering over 11k downloads.
In August of 2012, Serious was nominated as Female Rap Minister by the Kingdom Choice Awards Committee. Since the nomination, she has successfully toured various parts of the US and consistently minister in Texas, New England, Upstate New York and Florida.
Now under the label Serious PPL Music, which is headed by Christopher James, Serious continues to tour and do local and national shows. She is gearing up to release the highly anticipated album Shofar on November 18, 2016.
Today Serious Voice, who is an ordained minister, directs the adult choir at Massapequa Tabernacle on Long Island, NY and teaches Sunday School.
Simply Rayne’s “Don’t Stop” Music Video World Premiere
The concept of the video incorporates Rayne’s multicultural background, her strong sisterhood foundation, an underlying theme of sassy female empowerment, and of course, a love interest, who is encouraged to never stop dancing and to keep the flame of a new relationship alive. Hip-Hop rapper/singer, Baby Bash, makes a featured appearance in the video, adding a hint of Latin flavor to the video with his rapping swagger and familiar smooth style. A cameo appearance by music producers, The Klubjumpers, can be seen as they play the new single in the dance club.
If “Don’t Stop” is any clue, Simply Rayne just simply won’t stop until she’s on top of the world! The song has already been remixed by The KlubJumpers, Jay Salter, Dark Intensity, Knappy, Ronnie DiCicco, DJ Strobe and John Hohman. For bookings, inquiries or upcoming performances, visit Simply Rayne.
October Issue 2018 – Comedian Stephon Smith
Exclusive interview with Comedian Stephon Smith!
|Comedian Stephon Smith is Comedian, actor, host and mc from Memphis TN. He is the owner of Showtime Ent where he produces shows and helps musical artists. He also is the host and star of The Stephon Smith TV Show where he showcases and promotes various types of indie artists and businesses from all over the midsouth. He is filming his 2nd season that is currently airing on the Tina Tilton Ent Network in Memphis Channel 46.1 and on Comcast & UVerse in Houston Tx and on Youtube under The Stephon Smith TV Show.|
|He has hosted and performed at various shows all over the city of Memphis and across the country with such national comedians as Shang, Lavelle Crawford, TP Hearn, Chocolate, Irma Johnson, Lester Bibbs, Funnyman Prescott, Spank E, Joe Clair, Shawty Shawty, Marvin Hunter, Bruce Bruce, DeRay, Corey Holcomb, Damon Williams, Cedric The Entertainer, George Wallace and others. He was voted the #1 mc in the midsouth and has appeared and starred in several plays and movies around the city and the country. He is also a well known gospel comedian who has appeared twice on BET. You can find him on YouTube under Comedian Stephon Smith. He has won 3 comedy awards including Urban Industry Comedian Of The Year 2014, Mtenzi Award for Best Host, Comedian 2014 and was a finalist for Best Comedian at The Best In Black Awards 2014 and the Juneteenth Awards 2015 and for a 2016 Steeple Award.
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Episode 135 | Amy Lyle – Comedian Actress and Author
Today’s guest is Amy Lyle – Comedian Actress and Author
Atlanta comedy writer and bestselling author of the funny memoir, The Book of Failures, mom to four kids and two giant dogs.
Regular on the popular morning show WXIA’s Atlanta and Company
Screenwriter of the female-centric comedy, #fakemom, shooting fall of 2019
Star of the Sam Jurgens movie short, The Interviewers- hitting film festivals now!
New book releases in November, We’re All A Mess. It’s Ok!
Encourager of dreams, lover of the ridiculous.
Book Link: http://ow.ly/hC7E30jRRL0
Facebook Page: Amylyle.me
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